SIU Investigates Incident in Essex

    TORONTO, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - The SIU has dispatched three investigators,
including a forensic identification investigator, to investigate injuries
suffered by a 40-year-old Kingsville man, who was arrested by Ontario
Provincial Police (OPP) officers following a pursuit.
    At approximately 6:00 p.m. on January 31, 2009, in the area of Highway
77, east of Essex, an OPP officer observed a vehicle that matched the
description of a taxicab that was stolen earlier that day in the Town of
Essex. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle but the vehicle drove away.
    At approximately 6:30 p.m., while officers were attempting to stop the
vehicle, the vehicle travelled into a ditch on Highway 3 near Sexton Sideroad.
The driver was arrested at the scene. He later complained of pain and was
transported to hospital, where it was determined that he had suffered
fractured ribs.
    The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact
then SIU at 416-622-1957 or 1-800-787-5829 x 1957.

    The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates cases of serious injuries
(including allegations of sexual assault) and deaths involving the police.
Pursuant to section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU is
mandated to consider whether a criminal offence has been committed by an
officer(s) in connection with the incident under investigation and, where
warranted by the evidence, to cause a criminal charge or charges to be laid
against the officer(s). The Director reports the results of investigations to
the Attorney General.

For further information:

For further information: SIU Communications/Service des communications,
UES, Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529

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